Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Ogden. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even change our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to health. Of course, we are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it. Balancing humidity is like balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s too little moisture, skin gets dry, throats get sore, and wooden furniture, flooring and walls—and even instruments—can warp. Humidity levels between 35% and 50% are appropriate for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels should be maintained between 45% and 50%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer. Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of your desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It may also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections. Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate extra moisture, lessen dust mites and mold, and also protect wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Ogden, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let us help you reach the best indoor air quality possible. Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Ogden today. We’ll help you regulate the humidity in your home with quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Just call 801-436-8985.